This sprawling Vancouver park is well-known worldwide for its iconic location in the downtown peninsula: surrounded by water, full of woodsy trails and creatures, and blessed with views of the mountains. Hang out under the Lion’s Gate Bridge or grab a few tandem bikes and complete the entire 8.8-kilometre Sea Wall loop.
Parks, parks and more parks. Vancouver’s greenery is legendary, with the highest concentration of park space of any Canadian urban centre. These parks aren’t left to their own devices either, as the mild British Columbian weather means they are well-loved and well-used. The best parks in Vancouver are perfect for romantic strolls and energetic adventures, gorgeous expanses of flora perfectly designed for exploration. Take a hike, bring the dogs, bike the trails, the choice is yours, and don’t be surprised if you stumble across a gorgeous view of Vancouver and the surrounding mountains. The parks might not get the press that Vancouver’s attractions do (not to mention the city’s nightlife), but these green areas might just be Vancouver’s secret weapon.
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